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The Ghastly Dreadfuls to Return to the Center for Puppetry Arts This FallThe Ghastly Dreadfuls to Return to the Center for Puppetry Arts This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Ghastly Dreadfuls return from the afterlife at Center for Puppetry Arts, October 11-28 for another season of supernatural storytelling with a chilling cast of characters that has made it an Atlanta cult classic. (more...)

THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 to Bring Puppets and Joy to HERE This SeptemberTHE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 to Bring Puppets and Joy to HERE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Little Shadow Productions, in association with HERE, presents THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2, written and performed by award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden (Avenue Q National Tour), with live musical stylings by Jeb Colwell, and directed by Jessica Lazar. (more...)

The Muppets Unveil Details on First Full-Length Live Show at The Hollywood BowlThe Muppets Unveil Details on First Full-Length Live Show at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Muppets today revealed the first details about The Muppets' first-ever full-length live show. (more...)

Little Shadow Productions to Present Gory Puppet Comedy THE FLATIRON HEXLittle Shadow Productions to Present Gory Puppet Comedy THE FLATIRON HEX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Little Shadow Productions, in association with HERE, presents THE FLATIRON HEX, co-written and performed by James Godwin (Henson Alternative's Off-Broadway's Stuffed and Unstrung), co-written and directed by Tom Burnett (Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement). (more...)

Puppet and Mask Maker Presents Premiere of BEFORE THE SUN AND MOONPuppet and Mask Maker Presents Premiere of BEFORE THE SUN AND MOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Renowned puppet and mask maker RALPH LEE presents his METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY in the New York Premiere of Before the Sun and Moon, September 8-10, 7:30 PM, in the lovely outdoor garden of St. John the Divine, where the company is in residence. (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup AnnouncedHERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Basil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks OnlyBasil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - the singularly inspired creation by the designer, director and performer, master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz - will return to New York City on the occasion of the ground-breaking work's 20th anniversary starting March 29, 2018 prior to opening night on April 3 at HERE (145 Sixth Ave.), it is announced by HERE's Artistic and Producing Directors Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener, and Barbara Busackino, HERE's Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tandem Otter Productions, Mr. Twist's production company. HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE's return to HERE, its original home, on the occasion of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is pleased to present Rwanda-born, France-based choreographer Dorothée Munyaneza in the New York premiere of her new work, Unwanted. Performances areThursday, September 21, and Friday, September 22, at 7:30pm, at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), in Manhattan. (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skeggs Set for THE APPLE BOYS at Dixon PlaceTony Nominee Emily Skeggs Set for THE APPLE BOYS at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

THE APPLE BOYS, a new musical by Ben Bonnema (2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient) and Jonothon Lyons, will be presented on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place.  (more...)

Charlotte Spins Her Web in Atlanta This FallCharlotte Spins Her Web in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

"Salutations!" This fall, the Center for Puppetry Arts invites families to experience an entertaining production of Charlotte's Web, based on E.B. White's classic novel. In this beloved tale, farm pig Wilbur finds a friend in Charlotte the spider, and Charlotte-with the help of some of the barnyard's most colorful residents, including Templeton the gluttonous rat-saves Wilbur from a cruel fate with her wit, words and webs. The show spins an enduring tale of the triumph of friendship and the power of language, adapted from the novel for the stage by Joseph Robinette and directed by Tim Sweeney. Charlotte's Web is produced at the Center by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.  (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre CompanyStephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for The Jim Henson ExhibitionMuseum of the Moving Image Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for The Jim Henson Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

At a celebratory opening ceremony for The Jim Henson Exhibition, housed in a new gallery at Museum of the Moving Image funded by The City of New York, the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, the Museum's Executive Director Carl Goodman, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer were joined by Jim Henson's daughter Cheryl Henson, and special appearances by Abby Cadabby, Red Fraggle, and Fozzie Bear, among other guests. This major new exhibition is dedicated to the life and legacy of Jim Henson, who was a singular creative figure in the realms of television, film, and puppetry-and a New Yorker who made the City his base for family and work. The Jim Henson Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, July 22. (more...)

Krystal Donates Puppets to the Center for Puppetry ArtsKrystal Donates Puppets to the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Krystal, famous for its iconic square hamburgers, announced that it will donate puppet versions of its classic Krystal foods to the Center for Puppetry Arts® in Atlanta, Georgia. The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the art of puppetry in the country and has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and magic of puppetry through performances, curriculum-based workshops, and interactive installations in its Worlds of Puppetry Museum. The Museum features the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and props in the world and will soon be home to a special area designated to the Krystal puppets. (more...)

2017 Outdoor Summer Series Welcomes The Detroit PuppetSLAM!2017 Outdoor Summer Series Welcomes The Detroit PuppetSLAM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The 2017 Outdoor Summer Series goes out with a BANG with The Detroit PuppetSLAM!  On Friday, July 28 at 8:00pm, 2221 Carpenter St, Detroit MI 48212.  (more...)

Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff Crosses the Bridge to the Center for Puppetry ArtsBilly Goats Gruff & Other Stuff Crosses the Bridge to the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to present Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff performed by All Hands Productions of Atlanta, August 10 - 13. Families are invited to meet a cantankerous troll, persnickety chickens, a wolf that's allergic to blueberries and a host of other kooky characters in this mixture of traditional folk tales, witty original stories and silly songs! (more...)

Social: Spend A Day at THE MUNY with John TartagliaSocial: Spend A Day at THE MUNY with John Tartaglia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Check out highlights from our Twitter takeover last week with John Tartaglia, who's currently gearing up to open A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at The Muny! (more...)

Puppeteer Bonnie Duncan's SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS to Invade The YardPuppeteer Bonnie Duncan's SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS to Invade The Yard
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

UNDERPANTS STOLEN! SQUIRREL ON THE LOOSE! The Yard's Quality Time! Family Series presents puppeteer Bonnie Duncan who gets lost in her laundry basket as children go wild in SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS, playing Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at The Yard, 1 The Yard, Middle Road, Chilmark, MA 02535. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting MondayGo Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale for the US debut for SOULPEPPER, Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, in a four-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City. A true repertory program of plays, musicals and concert performances, featuring a company of over 65 artists, the festival, entitled SOULPEPPER ON 42nd STREET, will be presented July 1-July 29, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the productions below! (more...)

Jaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz Seek New Engineering Talent via Alternate RealityJaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz Seek New Engineering Talent via Alternate Reality
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

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